A teacher could go to prison because she failed to protect a class computer from spyware.


According to Hiep Dang, posting on the McAfee Avert Labs blog, this is probably the first case where someone may receive prison time because of their negligence for not removing spyware from a PC.
Substitute teacher Julie Amero faces prison time because the classroom computer she was teaching with was infected with spyware and she exposed her 7th grade students to pornographic images due to the pop-ups that the spyware was generating.
She was convicted on 5 January on four counts of risk of injury to a minor and faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.